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Can ceramic tile be installed over old ceramic
You can install tile over tile. However here are the risks. The new tiles will require at least 3/16" of tile adhesive UNDER the tiles when put in place after they have been pressed into position. Additionally the trim around the tiles willhave to be removed and elevated the distance of the tile thickness and the 3/16" grout distance. The tiles if on the second floor of a home will easily losen due to the expansion and contraction of the home and the difference in the 2 types of tiles expansion and contraction rates.
It is not difficult to remove old tiles. You use a flat bar type scraping tool and the old tiles usually will pop right up off the floor. You will have to break maybe 2 tiles to get started but after that they are easy to remove.
My experience in my own fully tiled in all rooms 2900 sq ft home in the tropics is that I have to remove the old tiles as over time the new tiles losen on top of the old tiles. I have tried it several times and have had at least 1 tile come loose each time.
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2 days ago
New MOEN 1222 cartridge leaks
remove it and carefully inspect it, you might have scuff'd up the rubber's on the cartridge when you inserted new one.clean out,look in hous'ing for any foriegn mat.etc .you may need another new cart.
3 days ago
Is this a reliable toilet?
Unable to tell for sure, that toilet is not a highly bought and sold toilet. It is more of a luxury style toilet. I would check to see if that toilet is approved "Water Sense" toilet. I know California tests all of their toilets for their SoCal Rebates to ensure good quality, you could check there and see if that toilet is on the SoCal Rebate list approved for good toilets.
on Apr 14, 2019
I have 2 broken Braun
my ex wife had one of these and swore by it but that was nearly 30 yrs ago ,i bought it for her actually if i remember rightly ,and hers went wrong on a camping holiday with same sort of fault ,i took the end off and then used a primus stove pin to clean the end of the jet out ,its as small pin on a stick for cleaning camping stove jets ,worked fine after that but it always seemed to cog up after a year or so though ,wonder if the toy boy she ran off with could repair it for her
on Apr 14, 2019
I have a Bulova Mantle Clock , will not chime but use too . not electric ....
Standard mechanical clocks were often equipped with a lever to switch off the chimes when "silence" was needed, such as during the night when people were sleeping.
It is also worth noting, with a mechanical striking/chiming clock, that it is very bad practice to set the hands to the correct time by moving them backwards and doing so can really upset the mechanism of some clocks and the services of an horologist can be needed to restore them to fully working order.
To set the time an hour back for instance, the hands should be advanced eleven hours, pausing at each quarter, half and hour to allow the full chime before advancing. Stopping the clock and waiting for the correct time to come around is a suitable alternative if the mechanism is accessible.
on Apr 13, 2019
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